Its A Wonderful Wife!

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TheDiscipleMD

It’s always presented as exciting, glamorous,  and something you would want to do.  But in my opinion, flying, at least commercially, is really nothing but one long painful tooth ache. For the past couple of years I have been frequently flying across the country on business matters. From the check-in of your luggage, to the screening of your personal effects, to the frisking of your body, and the loading of the plane,  to me it is all a royal nuisance.  There is nothing pleasant or exciting about it.  Added to the misery index is the fact that you are leaving home, away from your loved ones, in particular, your spouse.

Hugh B. Brown once said, “One of the compensations for going away from home is coming home again, where we receive such a warm welcome.”

Unless we hold belief in life eternal, and that family relations can last beyond the grave, this life, which holds death at the end of the journey, surely robs us of the joyous reunion that awaits us when we go back home.

Richard G. Scott said:

“One of the most beautiful, comforting doctrines of the Lord—one that brings immense peace, happiness, and unbounded joy—is that principle called eternal marriage. This doctrine means that a man and woman who love each other deeply, who have grown together through the trials, joys, sorrows, and happiness of a shared lifetime, can live beyond the veil together forever with their family who earn that blessing. That is not just an immensely satisfying dream; it is a reality.” (GC, April 1999)

I have found that the only satisfying event that happens when I travel, is when I am waiting outside to be picked up and I see my car pulling up. Behind the wheel is the most beautiful sight to behold. It is my eternal companion, my wife.  She gets out of the car and comes around to greet me. Sometimes it has been just a few days that I have been gone; sometimes weeks. But the feelings that come to my heart are always the same; love! As she approaches me she smiles and in my eyes, she looks absolutely gorgeous!  She extends her arms outward towards me and we embrace, then a quick kiss. Words don’t even need to be exchanged. The emotion of the moment says it all.

The other day I told my spouse that I hate everything about traveling except one. It’s ‘that’ moment when she greets me,  and I recognize once again, as all men do, that everything we are, or hope to become is made possible through them.  As the plane touches down, and we claim our bags, the only moment of joy coming from the whole ordeal is the sight of her! It’s a wonderful wife!

 

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